Join Our Talent Community

AARP offers internship opportunities in a wide array of areas for undergraduates, graduates and post graduates. Start your career journey at AARP to gain meaningful experience, interact with a diverse group of team members and participate in challenging and rewarding work.

Intern Experience

AARP Internships offer a combination of on-the-job training and an introduction to AARP’s culture and values. Interns are a valuable member of the AARP team from day one and contribute significantly to organizational initiatives that advance our strategic mission and vision.

Internships are available throughout the organization, including our National Office in Washington, D.C. and our offices located in the states and U.S. Territories. AARP offers internships to students who are currently enrolled in degree seeking programs. Non-traditional internships are also available for returning professionals currently enrolled in a college course. Summer internships typically last 8-12 weeks. Year round internships can extend up to 12 months.

A great network is in place to make sure interns have access to varied learning and development opportunities. The AARP Intern Speaker Series provides a platform to hear directly from our leaders on a broad range of issues. Some past topics include Strategy & Innovation at AARP, the Role of Millennials in Disrupting Aging and Tools for Developing Your Career.

Process

Getting Started

  • Learn more about internships at AARP by exploring our career page, meeting us on campus and connecting with us on social media.

Search & Apply

  • Search for jobs and review the job descriptions.
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  • Select “Apply Now” and follow the prompts to complete your application.
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  • Complete all required information, attach your resume/CV and transcripts, and “Submit.” You will receive an email confirming we received your application.

Interviewing

  • Selected students will be invited to interview with members of our team.
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  • Interviews may be held on campus, virtually, or in our offices.

Selection

  • You will be contacted regarding our hiring decision typically within two weeks of your interview.
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  • If selected, you’ll receive the details of your offer and the date in which we need your decision.

Meet the Interns

Sydney, Editorial Intern

National Office

“After quite a few years as a stay-at-home mom, caregiver, volunteer and freelance writer, I had about given up the idea that I could re-enter the workplace at my age! AARP has reinvigorated my sense of purpose - and it’s been so much fun. Thank you AARP!”
Intern Sydney
Intern Claudia Aguilar

Claudia, Communications Intern

Texas State Office

“I believe that working for purpose and changing the world is far greater than any other opportunity.”

Intern Olalekan Oyeside

Olalekan, Human Resources Intern

National Office

“Interning with AARP over the summer has given me a whole new perceptive about the company. The open and collaborative culture has provided learning opportunities for me across the organization.”

Intern Michael Claproth

Michael, Communications Intern

California State Office

“It has been extremely gratifying to witness how the work we do at AARP impacts our communities as a whole in such a positive way.”

Intern William Becker

William, Events Intern

National Office

“I am so fortunate to be around such interesting and creative people.”

Current Internship Opportunities

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Job ID - Job Title Business Unit Location Career Interest Job Function
12459648 - Advocacy Intern II (Graduate Student, Year Round) States & Community Engagement Albany, NY US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459536 - Advocacy Intern I (Albany, NY) States & Community Engagement Albany, NY US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459645 - Community Outreach Intern I States & Community Engagement Augusta, GA US Community Outreach Intern
12459582 - Community Outreach Intern I (Summer, 2018) States & Community Engagement Baltimore, MD US Community Outreach Intern
12459586 - Advocacy Intern II (Graduate Student; Year Round) States & Community Engagement Baltimore, MD US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459448 - Experience Corps Intern I AARP Foundation Baltimore, MD US Administrative Intern
12459585 - Communications Intern II (Graduate Student, Year Round) States & Community Engagement Baltimore, MD US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459307 - Communications Intern ! States & Community Engagement Bismarck, ND US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459408 - Intern I (Summer 2018) States & Community Engagement Bismarck, ND US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459467 - Communications and Outreach Intern I (Summer 2018) States & Community Engagement Boise, ID US Community Outreach Intern
12459617 - Communications Intern I (Summer 2018) States & Community Engagement Boston, MA US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459464 - Social Media & Communications Intern I (Summer 2018) States & Community Engagement Cheyenne, WY US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459258 - Communications Intern II (Graduate Student) States & Community Engagement Chicago, IL US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459309 - Community Outreach Intern I (Summer 2018) States & Community Engagement Des Moines, IA US Community Outreach Intern
12459511 - Community Outreach Intern I States & Community Engagement Lansing, MI US Community Outreach Intern
12459602 - Community Outreach Intern I (Calendar Year) States & Community Engagement Lincoln, NE US Community Outreach Intern
12459601 - Advocacy and Communications Intern I States & Community Engagement Lincoln, NE US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459544 - Graduate Intern II (Summer) States & Community Engagement Lincoln, NE US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459487 - Volunteer Services Intern I States & Community Engagement Montgomery, AL US Community Outreach Intern
12459561 - Community Outreach Intern I States & Community Engagement New Brunswick, NJ US Community Outreach Intern
12459627 - Communications Intern I States & Community Engagement New York, NY US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459622 - Communications Intern I States & Community Engagement New York, NY US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459663 - Community Engagement Intern I (Year Round, Undergraduate) States & Community Engagement New York, NY US Community Outreach Intern
12459273 - Advocacy Intern I States & Community Engagement New York, NY US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459680 - Marketing Analyst Intern I (Summer, 2018) Comm, State & National Affairs Pasadena, CA US Marketing & Communications Intern
12459621 - Community Intern States & Community Engagement Pasadena, CA US Community Outreach Intern
12459609 - Community Intern I (Pasadena, CA) States & Community Engagement Pasadena, CA US Community Outreach Intern
12459560 - Advocacy Intern I States & Community Engagement Princeton, NJ US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459559 - Advocacy Intern I States & Community Engagement Princeton, NJ US Advocacy/Government Affairs Intern
12459662 - Communications Intern I (Summer, 2018) States & Community Engagement Richmond, VA US Marketing & Communications Intern
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